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  • Double crochet is one of the basic crochet stitches, and you'll use it frequently both by itself and as part of other stitch patterns. Just keep track of how many yarn overs you're making and when you're pulling loops through, and you'll be all set.

  • Pro Tip

    • Double crochet here refers to the American crochet term. For more info on British and American crochet terms, check out our handy guide.

    1. 1. Wrap the yarn around your hook. The yarn should start in the back, wrap over the top, then go under to the back again. This maneuver is called a yarn over (yo).

    2. 2. Insert your hook into the next stitch, going under both loops, from front to back.

    3. 3. Yarn over again (wrap the yarn over your hook), and pull the wrapped yarn under the stitch and onto your hook. You should now have three loops on your hook.

    4. 4. Yarn over, then pull the yarn through the first two loops on the hook. You now have two loops on the hook.

    5. 5. Yarn over, then pull the yarn through the remaining two loops on the hook. You now are back down to one stitch on the hook, and your double crochet is finished.

  • Pro Tip

    • If you're starting a new row with a double crochet, you'll need to make a turning chain that's three chains long. This will give you the height you need to start stitching.

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